Issa Rae, Amy Poehler Recognized For Their Entrepreneurship

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In a night of commanding words from some of the most accomplished women in entertainment at the annual Women in Film Gala Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, from the likes of Issa Rae, Viola Davis and producer Cathy Schulman, Amy Poehler put her own unconventional spin on the “empowerment speech.”

Poehler, who was accepting the final honor of the evening, the Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award, simply read off a list of names: “A League of Their Own,” Patti Smith, “Fleabag,” ″The Virgin Suicides,” Judge Judy, U.S. Women’s Soccer, “American Psycho,” ″Russian Doll,” Dolly Parton. She continued listing off female creators and female-created shows and films for two and a half minutes.

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